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Denmark and Namibia book spot in World Cup qualifiers

Denmark booked a spot in the World Cup Qualifier with a three-wicket win over Argentina at the Wanderers ground. Freddie Klokker (54) continued his strong form as Denmark survived an early wobble at 24 for 3 to chase down 169 with 23 balls to spare. David Borchersen, Bobby Chawla and Bashir Shah took two wickets each as Argentina, despite Matias Paterlini's 51, couldn't bat out their 50 overs.
In a low-scoring match at the Centre for Cricket Development, Gerrie Snyman took 5 for 36 to bowl Namibia to a 27-run victory over Uganda to book their place in the qualifier. Namibia suffered a rare batting collapse to be bowled out for 145 in 45.4 overs with new-ball partners Danniel Ruyange and Kenneth Kamyuka sharing five wickets between them. Snyman, who is tournament's leading run-scorer with 517, compensated for his batting failure by taking a five-wicket haul as Uganda was dismissed for 118 and now has nine wickets in the tournament.

In the dress rehearsal for Saturday's final, Oman overpowered UAE by 25 runs at the United ground after Adnan Ilyas' eye-catching 113 propelled Oman to an imposing 298 for 8. Ilyas faced 112 balls and hit six fours and five sixes. In turn, UAE were dismissed for 273 despite Amjad Javed's 71 and Arshad Ali's 64.

Argentina and Uganda are now relegated but will have a second chance to book a place in the 2009 World Cup Qualifier when they play in the next Division Three tournament - the top two there will also make the qualifier.